Parallel Verses

Godbey New Testament

For at one time ye were darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk about as children of the light,

New American Standard Bible

for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light

King James Version

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Holman Bible

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

International Standard Version

For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light,

A Conservative Version

For ye were once darkness, but now light in Lord. Walk as children of light

American Standard Version

For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light

Amplified

For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [live as those who are native-born to the Light]

An Understandable Version

for you people were once darkness [i.e., when living in sin], but now you are light in [fellowship with] the Lord. [So], live like people who belong to light [i.e., who live godly lives],

Anderson New Testament

For you were formerly darkness; but now you are light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

Bible in Basic English

For you at one time were dark, but now are light in the Lord: let your behaviour be that of children of light

Common New Testament

for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light

Daniel Mace New Testament

you were heretofore altogether in the dark, but now being enlightned by the Lord, behave as children of light:

Darby Translation

for ye were once darkness, but now light in the Lord; walk as children of light,

Goodspeed New Testament

For once you were sheer darkness, but now, as Christians, you are light itself. You must live like children of light,

John Wesley New Testament

For ye were once darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord:

Julia Smith Translation

For ye were then darkness, and now light in the Lord: walk ye as children of light:

King James 2000

For you were once darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Lexham Expanded Bible

for you were formerly darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Live like children of light

Modern King James verseion

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

Moffatt New Testament

For while once upon a time you were darkness, now in the Lord you are light; lead the life of those who are children of the light

Montgomery New Testament

For you were once darkness, but are now in the Lord.

NET Bible

for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light --

New Heart English Bible

For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

Noyes New Testament

For ye were once darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

Sawyer New Testament

For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,??9 for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,??10 proving what is well pleasing to the Lord,

The Emphasized Bible

For ye were, at one time, darkness, but, now, are ye light in the Lord, - as children of light, be walking,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For ye were formerly darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, although you were once in Darkness, now, by your union with the Lord, you are in the Light. Live as 'Children of Light'- -

Webster

For ye were sometime darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

Weymouth New Testament

There was a time when you were nothing but darkness. Now, as Christians, you are Light itself.

Williams New Testament

For at one time you were darkness itself, but now in union with the Lord you are light itself. You must live like children of light,

World English Bible

For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

Worrell New Testament

for ye were once darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light

Worsley New Testament

For ye were heretofore darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord:

Youngs Literal Translation

for ye were once darkness, and now light in the Lord; as children of light walk ye,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ye were
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

ποτέ 
Pote 
in time past, at any time, in times past, sometimes, sometime, once, not tr,
Usage: 28

σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

now
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

are ye light
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk, go, walk about, be occupied
Usage: 77

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 5:8

Devotionals containing Ephesians 5:8

Images Ephesians 5:8

Prayers for Ephesians 5:8

Context Readings

Light Versus Darkness

7 Therefore be not partakers along with them. 8 For at one time ye were darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk about as children of the light, 9 (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth),



Cross References

Luke 16:8

And the lord praised the steward of unrighteousness because he acted shrewdly: because the sons of this age are wiser in their generation than the sons of the light.

John 12:36

While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may be the sons of light. And Jesus spoke these things, and having gone out was hidden from them.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness unto light, and from the power of Satan unto God, in order that they may receive remission of sins, and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness unto light, and from the power of Satan unto God, in order that they may receive remission of sins, and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.

John 8:12

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world: the one following me can not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of the life.

Ephesians 2:2

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Ephesians 2:2

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Ephesians 2:2

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Ephesians 2:2-7

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Ephesians 2:2

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Ephesians 2:2

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Ephesians 2:2

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Ephesians 2:2-3

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Ephesians 2:2-20

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Ephesians 2:2

in which at one time you walked about according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which is now working in the sons of disobedience;

Matthew 4:16

the people sitting in darkness saw a great light, and to those sitting in the valley and shadow of death, light sprang up.

Luke 1:79

to appear unto those sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct our feet in the way of peace.

John 1:4-5

In Him was life, and the life was the light of the men.

John 1:9

That was the true light, which lighteth every man, coming into the world.

John 12:46

I have come a light into the world, in order that every one believing on me may not abide in darkness.

Acts 17:30

Then indeed God winking at the times of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent:

Romans 1:21

because, knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God, neither were they thankful; but they became vain in their reasonings, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Romans 2:19

and persuade yourself that you are a guide of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness, an instructor of the ignorant,

1 Corinthians 1:30

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God was made unto us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with unveiled face beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Because God is the one, having said; Out of the darkness the light shall shine, which shone in our hearts, to the enlightenment of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:14

Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what participation is there to righteousness and unrighteousness? or what fellowship has light unto darkness?

Galatians 5:25

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:11-12

Therefore remember, that when you were Gentiles in the flesh, called Uncircumcision by that which is called Circumcision, made in the flesh with hands;

Ephesians 4:18

being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance being in themselves, on account of the blindness of their heart;

Ephesians 5:2

and walk about in divine love, as Christ also loved you, and gave himself for you, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of sweet savor.

Ephesians 6:12

because there is not to us fighting against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the heavenlies.

Colossians 1:13

who delivered us from the power of darkness, and transplanted us into the kingdom of the Son of his love;

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may overtake you like a thief:

Titus 3:3

For when we also were without understanding, being disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in sin and envy, hateful, hating one another;

1 Peter 2:9-11

But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people unto conquest; in order that you may proclaim the virtues of the one having called you out of darkness unto his own marvelous light:

1 John 1:7

but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 2:8-11

Again I do write a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you: because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.

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